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Residents of controversial Logan Square building fight eviction
Home sweet home: Redeye

Harold Shirley never had seen a bed bug before moving to the Milshire Hotel three years ago. Now his arms are covered in bites, and he has to take sleeping pills at night because the bugs wake him up. The building is thoroughly infested, and he said he doesn't have the money to move.

Low-income housing fund teams with developer on subsidized rentals

Low-income housing fund teams with developer on subsidized rentals: Tribune

A Chicago developer that has been among the most active firms behind the conversion of dilapidated, very-low-income housing into market-rate apartments is teaming with the city to offer more than four dozen subsidized units to Chicagoans who make no more than $15,200 a year.

Landlord Criticized for Displacing Poor Tenants to Offer Affordable Housing

Landlord Criticized for Displacing Poor Tenants to Offer Affordable Housing: DNA Info

UPTOWN — Flats Chicago — a booming real estate company that has been criticized for displacing poor tenants — has entered into a $4.3 million partnership with the city to provide dozens of affordable housing units in its buildings in Uptown and Edgewater.

The company's agreement with the city’s Low-Income Housing Trust Fund will subsidize 58 units of affordable housing for low-income residents in four Flats buildings, city officials confirmed Tuesday.

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